24 November

Let’s talk about DeepL

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Let’s talk about DeepL

  People often tell me about the wonders of DeepL, a tool which translates their mails into English in a matter of seconds. Knowing how much time it can take to write an English email, I certainly understand the appeal. And machine translation has come a long way since the days when the output was […]

8 October

Getting tough – without getting nasty

Getting tough – without getting nasty

    – Every month, colleagues at your company’s other locations send you their headcount figures, so that you can compile a report for the whole of Europe. One particular colleague never sends her figures on the agreed date, you always have to send her a reminder. – A colleague discovered some information which you’re […]

10 September

Aargh! What have I done?

Aargh! What have I done?

There’s nothing like pressing the send button to immediately reveal a mistake in your email. One that you’re sure wasn’t there a minute ago. Suddenly you notice that you’ve sent 20 colleagues a tasty-sounding pasta recipe (or worse 🙂 ) instead of the monthly sales figures. Or autocorrect has changed the name of an important […]